It's no surprise the Kardashian-Jenner sisters face some serious backlash for different controversies they get themselves involved in. Whether it be for promoting weight loss tools, or cultural appropriation, these girls are no strangers to criticism.
But it seems at least for Kim Kardashian, the backlash doesn't keep her for expressing herself in whichever ways she pleases. And this was no exception when she arrived at the MTV Movie & TV Awards last weekend, sporting long cornrows she refers to as "Bo Derek braids."
Of course, the internet went wild in bashing her, calling her out for cultural appropriation and hating on her even more than usual, as this isn't the first time she's worn the hairstyle and got backlash.
Did @KimKardashian really refer to these traditional cornrows with beads as “Bo Derek braids”👀 this is a perfect example of #culturalappropriation #culturevulture I wonder what their daughters will call them? 🤔👀 Kanye, talk to your wife! #KimKardashianWest #kimkardashian pic.twitter.com/GJkfvFDMRU— Devorshka (@DevTee7) January 29, 2018
Well, this time, Kim actually has an adorable reason why she wore the hairstyle, and it's not what you'd expect. Instead of simply loving the look and wanting to look good, the 37-year-old reality star revealed to Bustle her daughter had influence in the decision.
"I actually did that look because North said she wanted braids and asked if I would do them with her. So we braided her hair and then we braided my hair," she said, referring to her five-year-old daughter. Aw!
She also acknowledged the hate she gets, explaining, "I [do] remember the backlash when I had the blonde hair and that I called them 'Bo Derek braids.' But I obviously know they're called fulani braids and I know the origin of where they came from and I'm totally respectful of that. I'm not tone deaf to where I don't get it. I do get it."
Despite popular belief, Kim is an intelligent woman who does understand when she makes mistakes. However, with the decision to sport matching hair with her daughter? She's not apologizing for it.